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Festival of Archaeology at Bath Assembly Rooms

Bath Assembly Rooms will be participating in the Festival of Archaeology for the first time this year - come and explore the discoveries we've made.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Over the last 12 months we've been exploring the building and uncovering original features on the lower ground floor.

With the Cold Bath now revealed, along with original stone floors and vaults below the Great Octagon there's plenty of archaeology to find out about.

From 13 - 28 July pop-in into the Card Room for free to learn more about the discoveries. There's a family friendly spotter sheet for adventurers to find items around the building, plus a sorting station and Cold Bath colouring in sheets.

For adults we're also offering mini guided tours of the basement and a talk from the archaeologist who uncovered the Cold Bath - please see separate event listings for tour and talk bookings and costs.

Times

The basics

Suitability

Everyone is welcome - family friendly activity

Meeting point

Entrance is via the Courtyard on Alfred Street (opposite the Boston Tea Party).

What to bring and wear

Activities are both inside and outside so layers might be needed.

Accessibility

Card Room activities are on the ground floor with level access and an accessible toilet.

Upcoming events

Event

Community Focus Group Day 

Share your thoughts and experience at this community workshop day.

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on
24 May 2024
at
10:30 to 15:00
Event

Guided Tours in 2024 

See the rooms on the ground floor of Bath Assembly Rooms and learn about the history of this building.

Event summary

on
25 May to 30 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 10:15
+ 85 other dates or times
Event

May half term - music and fashion crafts 

During the half-term break there will be new craft activities themed around fashion and music.

Event summary

on
25 May to 2 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 15:00
+ 8 other dates or times
Event

Hard hat behind-the-scene event tours 

Come behind-the-scenes and see the lower ground floor stripped back to its original architecture.

Event summary

on
25 May to 2 Jun 2024
at
13:00 to 13:15
+ 5 other dates or times